Source: News Bharati English29 Jun 2016 15:08:57

New Delhi, June 29: In a major move to develop the economy of Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister of Textile Santosh Kumar Gangwar has assured to establish Textile Park in Arunachal Pradesh and gave this assurance to Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo during a meeting at Udyog Bhawan on Monday.Stating that the State Government would be informed as and when this proposal would be cleared by the ministry, he advised the Arunachal Pradesh Government to submit a detailed project report at the earliest. The union minister also accepted an invitation from Dolo to inaugurate the Garment Manufacturing unit at Pasighat under East Siang district next month.

During his visit, Gangwar said that he would announce some developmental packages for the state in the textile and handloom sectors. During the meeting Dolo, who also holds the Textile and Handicrafts portfolio, expressed willingness to establish weaver service centre in Itanagar so that poor weavers of Arunachal, are benefited, the release said.

During the meeting, Dolo, who holds the Textile and Handicrafts Department, expressed his desire to establish a Weaver Service Centre in the state capital. At present, the Weaver Service Centre located at Guwahati is providing services to Arunachal Pradesh, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

Deputy Chief Minister informed the Union Minister that permission for single brand under “Make in India” programme has been obtained from the IKEA, a Sweden based company for Bamboo products, and its technical advisor Pratap Goswami is working on this project.

Responding to Deputy Chief Minister’s request, Gangwar said that the ministry would release the second installment under North Eastern Textile Promotion Schemes shortly after completing all required formalities. He also assured to clear the proposal for Textile Tourism at Poma near State Capital.